Great to see Fujifilm is still updating the performance of their current line of the X-Series, even though they already have announced the X100S.
… I just updated the firmware of the X-E1 and 35mm lens, and although I haven’t had the time to really test it extensively, but it indeed locks on very well now. In my experience it locks on also faster than before.
I did read on someones blog AF has become slower, but for me it feels the opposite. I think it feels that way, because it locks on more often. This update makes the camera really feel like an improved version!
It’s the first time I updated the firmware and I have to say, Fujifilm has explained the process very well on their website. Just read carefully through it (and watch the movie if it will make you feel more confident). Don’t be afraid to run the update. It is very simple and you will have a more accurate, and more enjoyable camera to use, than before…
Now, all we need is some nice light and a subject to test it on! 😉
Good luck, and happy shooting.
Here is a nice idea for a treat for your kid’s first birthday to give as a present to the other kids in the daycare center.
a nice illustration of your kid (drawn by your wife)
finger puppets (Ikea has got very cool ones)
200 grams paper, to print the illustration on
a box of raisins per treat
transparent wrapping paper
some stickers to write the kids names on
First you cut out the printed illustration.
Then tape the raisins box to the back of the illustration at its base, so it can stand stable.
Put a finger puppet over the hand of your illustrated kid.
Wrap it up as a nice present.
Finally stick the sticker on the back of the wrapping paper…
et, viola! 🙂
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The images above were shot in low light conditions with the Fujifilm X-E1 using a 28mm and 35mm lens. I just used the jpg files sooc. Some minor curve adjustments and sharpening (which I’m still not sure if it was necessary) were done afterwards in Photoshop.